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Caribbean Debuts Digit

The free Caribbean Debuts Digit features excerpts from four great debut works of fiction in our catalog: Drifting by Katia D. Ulysse, The Night of the Rambler by Montague Kobbé, The Roving Tree by Elsie Augustave (Haiti), and John Crow’s Devil by Marlon James.

Haiti Noir

Akashic recruits Danticat, one of the truly great contemporary writers, to edit this timely volume featuring stories set both before and after the devastating 2010 earthquake.

Dance of the Jakaranda

Kimani reimagines the rise and fall of colonialism in Africa by telling the story of the birth of Kenya’s railroad.

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Upcoming Events

Katia D. Ulysse — Bocas Lit Fest, Port of Spain, Trinidad

4/25/18 – 4/29/18

Join Katia D. Ulysse (Mouths Don’t Speak) at the Bocas Lit Fest. Full details TBA.

Theasa Tuohy — Jefferson Market Library, New York, NY

4/28/18, 3:00pm

Join author Theasa Tuohy and Kaylie Jones Books for the New York hometown launch event for Flying Jenny at the historic Jefferson Market Library (Willa Cather Community Reading Room).

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